A New Way to Triple Dip & Manufacture Spend

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I'm currently in the middle of Saverocity's Milemadness tournament. So far, the results have me in 2nd place or 1st place if you look at all the factors. As awesome as it looks, I don't know whether I can keep it up due to my impeding cold that is probably going to last for the good part … [Read more...]

Using SPG Points to book Bangkok Airways (via JAL)

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A quick reminder for those of you who need local flights within Thailand or to surrounding countries that Bangkok Airways is partners with Japan Airlines (JAL), which is in turn a transfer partner of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).¬† There's currently a promotion for redeeming JAL points … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Garden Your Reservations!

I'm a big fan of what Gary Leff calls "gardening" your reservations. If you book it and forget it, then there is a greater chance you will be disappointed when the time comes to take your trip. Flight schedules change often enough, and many airlines don't do a great job of alerting the … [Read more...]

Hyatt Diamond Upgrades Will Expire on Friday

One of my favorite benefits of Diamond status with Hyatt Gold Passport is that I get four suite upgrades that I can confirm¬†as early as the time of booking. Megan and I just returned from Austin where we enjoyed staying in the Primrose Suite at The Driskill. We debated having our wedding … [Read more...]

Singapore A380 Suites & New 777 First to India: Booking

A pretty straightforward redemption to India

Introduction/Booking New LAX Star Alliance Lounge/Tom Bradley International Terminal Singapore A380 Suites, Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita ANA Suite Lounge (Satellite 4) and United Club, Tokyo-Narita Singapore A380 Suites, Tokyo-Narita to Singapore Singapore Changi Ambassador Transit … [Read more...]

Improved Pricing for Mixed United/Partner Awards

MileValue shared some great examples this morning of instances where awards that mix travel on United Airlines and its Star Alliance carriers are pricing out better than we expected -- at least according to the original rule changes. In announcing the changes, UA Insider posted on … [Read more...]